There are few ancient cities scattered across Moscow, they played significant role in the development of Russian church. These cities are formed to what we currently known as “The Golden Ring”. Most of them are dominated with the colorful union-domed churches and medieval architecture. Though there are approximately 10 cities around the region, it is not worth go through them all. Just about 4 stops would be good enough before you get bored of the similar settings subsequently after.
My top of the list goes to Sergiev Posad, it is easily accessible with a 90-minute train ride from Moscow. This fortress and monastery captivate tourists’ attention most with its beautiful interior and exterior. The train leaves every 30 minutes between Sergiev Posad and Moscow’s Yaroslavsky train station. The station is located at Komsomolskaya metro station (red line).
If Sergiev Posad turns out to be too touristy, try Suzdal and Vladimir. Due to its proximity from one another, it is wise to complete both of these cities at one go. Vladimir is reachable with a 3-hour train ride from Kursky Station. To visit Suzdal, it takes another 40-minute bus ride from Vladimir. Buses depart from Vladimir to Suzdal every 30 minutes. Rest assured, the blue union-domed church is truly worth the journey.
My other adventure in Russia can be viewed here:
Moscow: All The Cathedrals! https://travelwithoutborders.wordpress.com/2013/07/09/moscow-all-the-cathedrals/
Metro Station in Moscow: It’s a Thin Line Between Train Station and Art Gallery! https://travelwithoutborders.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/metro-station-in-moscow-its-a-thin-line-between-train-station-and-art-gallery/
Saint Petersburg: My Personal Favorite in Europe! https://travelwithoutborders.wordpress.com/2013/08/12/saint-petersburg-my-personal-favorite-in-europe/